Virginia's Blue Ridge is Open for Business!

Governor Northam has lifted mask mandates for fully-vaccinated individuals, except on public transit, in health care facilities, and in congregate settings. Businesses retain the ability to require masks in their establishments. Effective May 28, Virginia eased all distancing and capacity restrictions. Learn More >


Betsy Ashton

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Betsy Ashton is a semiretired consultant with decades of marketing, public relations, and information technology experience. Born in Washington, DC, raised in Southern California, she finally settled in Virginia. She writes, a blog of miscellaneous musings, and a bimonthly column for a local weekly newspaper. She serves as a volunteer public relations director for two local non-for-profits. She has written several novels and is actively seeking an agent.